Lion Brand« Heartland - Pelt
14 sts + 20 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with larger needle and A over Wave pattern worked in rnds. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.
Wave Pattern (worked in rnds over a multiple of 18 sts)
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: Purl.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Wave pattern.
1. Poncho is worked in one piece in the rnd.
2. When you see ‘– 12 sts’ in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific rnd.
With longer circular needle and A, cast on 162 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Purl one rnd.
Rnds 1-20: With A, work Rnds 1-4 of Wave pattern.
Rnd 21: With B, knit.
Rnds 22-24: With B, purl.
Rnds 25-28: With A, work Rnds 1-4 of Wave pattern.
Rnds 29-52: Rep Rnds 21-28.
Rnd 53: With B, knit.
Rnds 54-56: With B, purl.
Dec Rnd: With B, *(p7, p2tog); rep from * around – 144 sts remain at the end of this rnd.
With B, purl one rnd.
Dec Rnd: With B, *(p6, p2tog); rep from * around – 126 sts.
Change to shorter size 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle.
With A, purl one rnd.
Dec Rnd: With B, *(p5, p2tog); rep from * around – 108 sts.
With B, purl one rnd.
Dec Rnd: With B, *(p4, p2tog); rep from * around – 90 sts.
With B, purl 6 rnds.
Change to smaller circular needle.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: With A, *k3, p3; rep from * around.
Rep last rnd 17 more times.
Weave in ends.